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Surdos and Snares

Kontakt Version Required:
5.1 Full Version (Not for Kontakt Player) - learn more
Product Version: 1

Aria Sounds

Authentic, Flexible, Controllable Drums

Now £24.00
This product is also available in a bundle Aria Drums and Percussion Bundle
Surdos and Snares
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Product Overview

Surdos and Snares boasts over 6GB of sample data with 127 dynamic layers for full realism, and an extremely controllable sound and soundscape with various techniques - consisting of an ensemble of eight separately playable, differently pitched toms.

ARIA Sounds are proud to present "Surdos & Snares", a percussion ensemble consisting of three snares and three surdo drums, all placed in the displayed formation, and reproduced faithfully.

Full Kontakt only - Not for Kontakt Player




Technical Specifications



127 Velocity Layers

Aria have absolutely pushed the authenticity to the limit with this library. There are 127 dynamic layers per hit/technique/key in these drums, which provides even more benefits than the obvious lack of repetition, or the dreaded "machine-gun effect".

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Dynamic Range

Here is an example image of the curve in dynamics of one hit in this library - these are all different samples from a single hit. 

Say you record/play in a performance with this instrument, and then go into the MIDI data and tweak a few hits' dynamics to get the performance how you want it... and then decide the general feel needs to be either louder or quieter.

As there is a smooth gradient from bottom to top in terms of dynamic layers, dragging the entire velocity data of the track up and down will completely transform the performance, as opposed to just moving the MIDI data through a few dynamic layers, and primarily relying on simply lowering and raising the volume of certain samples.

Supporting image for Surdos and Snares

Mic Positions and Playing Styles

The instrument is also compatible with both version 4 and 5 of Kontakt (the full version, not the free Kontakt Player), and comes with a close mic position, and main stage mic position mixer.

Each drum has been played with varied techniques, including soft mallets, sticks, rims, hands, different brushes.

Click each of the drum icons on the interface to load and unload that particular drum. Unloaded drums will appear on the keyboard interface as black, and loaded drums with active samples will be shown as blue keys. 

This library runs in KONTAKT 4.2.2 and above. Library size is 6.5GB once extracted

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